Kentucky State Fair 2008
I had the privilege of attending part of the recent 105th World Championship Horse Show, in Louisville, Kentucky. I was only there for three days - my visit to Kentucky was for another reason. I have send Kevin with instructions to be on the lookout for Undulata's Nutcracker x Attache's Thunderbolt colts and on the Monday he phoned me and insisted that I should fly over to look at some colts. On very short notice I got a flight with Delta Airlines, via Dakar and after another misplaced baggage ordeal I arrived in Louisville on Thursday afternoon 13h00. Kevin immediately took me to Joan Lurie's Willowbank Farm in Simpsonville where I picked 2 colts, the one we had a second look at on Friday. On Friday I bought my dream colt, the 3 month old, Undulata's Made In Heaven! He is by the WC producing sire Undulata's Nutcracker out of Believe in Love (x Attache's Thunderbolt). THANKS Joan and Kevin!
The show was still great but for me the 105th show will be remembered for buying this colt and not all the new World Grand Champions!
Undulata's Made In Heaven
The highlight of the show was definitely the Grand Champion Fine Harness. Sandra Lilly and Mother Mary (Revival x Mother Superior) was brilliant and took a unanimous decision from the judges.
Two Stallion's offspring in the performing classes caught the eye, namely Attache's Thunderbolt and CF First Night Out.
Two ex-South African Stallions progeny again stood out from the rest of the imports, namely (S.A.) Tornaado and Tango's Wee Pee. Congratulations to James Orr on purchasing (SA) Tornaado just before the show.
(SA) First Night Out and Neil Visser was the Five Gaited World Champion Stallion. Gene van der Walt was one of the judges, a great honour to be the first South African born to judge at Louisville! I also heard that Warrior Song, the S.A. stallion of Singing Hill Stables had more World Champion offsping. Congratulations to Gene and Bill Blacklaw with this achievement!
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Western Country Pleasure Invitational Championship
Champion - Like Thunder
Equitation KSF Senior Championship
Champion - Ellen Medley Wright
Hackney and Harness Pony Championship
World Grand Champion Hackney Pony - On The Mark
Hackney Pony Amateur World Champion - Seamair Simply Awesome
Harness Pony Amateur World Champion - Truly Naughty By Nature
World Grand Champion Roadster Pony - Beulah Jean
Roadster Pony Amateur Reserve World Champion - Regal's Trademark
World Grand Champion, Reserve World Champion Mare - Mother Mary
Junior World Champion - Voulez Vous
Amateur World Champion - Nurse Goodbody
Amateur Reserve World Champion - Lace's Last Tango
Ladies World Champion , Ladies Champion - Lady Vol
ASR National Two Year Old Futurity - Dressed For The Party
Three Year Old Mare - Magical Promises
World Grand Champion - Our Charming Lady
Reserve World Grand Champion - Grande Gil
Ladies Three Gaited World Champion - Victoria Lynn
Ladies Amateur World Champion - Glenview's Excelalante!
Ladies Amateur Reserve World Champion - Heavenly Thunder
Amateur World Champion - Marching Orders
Junior World Champion - A Travelin' Man
Reserve Junior World Champion - I'm McDreamy
Champion Three Year Old, Div I - Callaway's Flying Blue
Champion Three Year Old, Div II - Paranormal
World Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years - She's My Desire
World Champion Junior Exhibitor 13 & Under - Show Baby Show
Amateur Park Reserve Champion - Another Bay
Pony World Champion - Manhatten's Irish Cream
Country Pleasure Adult Champion - The Shadow Knows
Country Pleasure 14 - 17 Years Champion - Highpoint's Grandee
Show Pleasure, 13 years and under - Can You Hear Me Know
ASR National Futurity Three Year Old Park Pleasure - Pola Negri
World Grand Champion and Reserve World Champion Gelding - Breaking News
Reserve World Grand Champion and Champion Mare - According To Lynn
Champion Stallion - (SA) First Night Out
Ladies World Champion - Walterway's Remember Me
Ladies Amateur World Champion - Titlebound
Junior World Champion - The Daily Lottery
Champion Three Year Old Mare Division I - Callaway's Don't Sass Me
Three Year Old, Stallion/Gelding Champion Division I - Undulata's Health Nutt
Show Pleasure Adult Champion - Champagne Treat